Blog
About

329
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    4
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Conference Proceedings: found
      Is Open Access

      CHECKING CREATIVITY: Machines, Media and Mathematics in Early Computer, Serial and Conceptual Art

      1

      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Creativity, Machine, Mathematics, Media, Serial Art, Conceptual Art, Computer Art, Sol LeWitt, Mel Bochner, Michael Noll

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Around 1960 digitalisation and computers started to spread through American society and in their wake came a reappraisal of machines: from a production method to a means of innovation. This art historical case study aims to show that mathematical machines were used in early computer, serial and conceptual art not only to explore their aesthetic potential and the media involved. Machines in art of the period also conjured the interplay of the human and machine in creative processes and thus examined creativity itself within human-machine networks. Comparison of these art forms de-livers a surprising insight: although one can assume for all three art movements affinity for the idea and thinking, one encounters ambivalence and criticism concerning logical machines and their cre-ative potential. Paradoxically put, with mathematical machines and critical algorithmic practices, some artists turned against a kind of “machine thinking”.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 55

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          Human or Machine: A Subjective Comparison of Piet Mondrian’s “Composition with Lines” (1917) and a Computer-Generated Picture

           A. Noll (1966)
            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Article: not found

            On the Creation of Art

              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              The digital computer as a creative medium

               A. Noll (1967)
                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Contributors
                Conference
                May 2018
                May 2018
                : 1-10
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Academy of Art and Design Basel

                FHNW – Institute of Experimental De-sign and Media Cultures (IXDM)

                Freilager-Platz 1, CH-4002 Basel
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.2
                © Rottmann. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Politics of the Machines - Art and After
                EVA Copenhagen
                7
                Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
                15 - 17 May 2018
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Digital arts and culture
                Product
                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

                Comments

                Comment on this article